The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

03 March 2012

To LEO's and current serving military:

To the men and women currently serving as law enforcement and military:

 I remind you that your oath is not to your commanding officer or the President, but to the Constitution.  

If you act in defense of the political class at the expense of the people in violation of the Constitution, if you conduct warrantless searches, if you confiscate private property, including firearms, of American citizens, help to arrest and imprison American citizens under the NDAA, help to kill an American citizen (i.e. without due process as guaranteed by the Constitution) arbitrarily declared an enemy combatant by the Executive branch, then you have violated your sacred oath, and have become the teeth and claws of the Beast.

You may gain a paycheck for this work, but what will you lose?

What is "fighting for freedom"?  It is fighting for freedom from the tyranny of government.

You enforce the law with teamwork and powerful weaponry.  You have the thought or motivation that your efforts are on behalf of law and Justice.

What is the law for? 

 The only mandate for law (in any human society) is to protect and preserve the life and property of individuals.  Anything else is a distortion of law, and the concept of Justice.

Ponder this:

"I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

"...It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for [i.e. Crony-HM] capitalism.
--  Smedley Butler, 1933 speech


  1. Great speech here.

    "War Is A Racket" Video USMC General Smedley Butler

  2. Wow, great post.

    As relevant today as in 1933.

  3. HM,

    Discussion: do you fight to help a friend who has been attacked, as we helped Britain in WWII, as France helped us in Am RevI?

  4. Reg T....

    Who do we consider friends? We currently have "assist" treaties/agreements with almost every nation on earth.

    To answer your question .....NO! We owe no nation a damn thing.

    Isn't it time we stop shedding our blood and treasure for "friends" ?